March into this spring with a blood donation
As we bid farewell to winter’s chill and spring begins to blossom, LifeServe Blood Center invites the community to celebrate the season of renewal by replenishing the blood supply. In the …
Members of the Wayne High Speech team were all smiles after being crowned conference runners-up.
Speech team earns conference runner-up trophy
As the season winds down, members of the Wayne High School speech team took part in the Mid-State Conference Invitational on Saturday at Hartington Cedar Catholic. The following are results from …
Filing deadline approaches
Wayne   County Clerk Debra Finn has released the names of those filing for office for the May 2024 Primary in Wayne County.The deadline for non-incumbents is 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.This year's …
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LOCAL NEWS

Wayne Elementary principal candidates to be interviewed

Two candidates for the Elementary Principal position at Wayne Community Schools will be interviewed, and community members are invited to attend a Community Meet and Greet sessions. These will …

Applications being accepted for Legacy Fund grants

Through the generosity and commitment of individuals and organizations in the Wayne area, the Wayne Area Legacy Fund (WALF) has over $15,000 of funds available to invest back into the community this …

Three authors featured next in WSC’s Plains Writers Series

Wayne State College's Language and Literature Department, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the WSC Press are pleased to host the next installment of the Plains Writers Series, featuring Julie …

Gifts of life insurance benefit Legacy Fund

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the Wayne Area Legacy Fund. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider …

Solar panels provide electricity for State Nebraska Bank

State Nebraska Bank & Trust began looking at the possibility of using solar power at the two bank locations in late 2022. "George Phelps had used a company called GRNE Solar (which is now …

An Evening of Choirs set for Feb. 26 at Wayne State College

Wayne State College’s An Evening of Choirs presents “Night Becomes Day,” a concert of hope, joy, and thanks at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Ley Theatre, located on the second floor …

Council continues with plan to put sales tax vote on ballot

By Clara Osten, clara@wayneherald.com   Voters in the city of Wayne will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on a one-half cent sales tax increase following action taken …

Wayne County 2024 election filing information released

Wayne   County Clerk Debra Finn has released the names of those filing for office for the May 2024 Primary in Wayne County. The deadline for incumbents to file has passed, as it was Feb. …
SPORTS

Blue Devil boys advance to district finals

The Wayne High boys basketball team reached the Class C-1 version of the Sweet 16 following a 59-37 win over West Point-Beemer Thursday in the C1-7 subdistrict finals at Wayne High School. The …

Schultz is runner-up, Bolles third at state wrestling

By MICHAEL CARNES For The Herald OMAHA — Sometimes it’s not how many you bring to state, it’s what you do with those who make the trip. Only five Wayne High wrestlers …
Garrett Schultz, senior, 120 pounds, 2nd place, 4x qualifier, 3x medalist

State Wrestling photos

Area boys subdistrict basketball starts Monday

Subdistrict basketball action for the five area high schools starts Monday as the teams battle for a trip to the state basketball tournament in three weeks. Wayne is the top seed and host for …

Schultz takes runner-up at state wrestling

OMAHA — Wayne High senior Garrett Schultz had a tremendous weekend, even though he came up one match short of a title. The 120-pounder simply didn’t have an answer for the attack of …
Nyla Bolles hung on for a 2-0 win over Micah McGillivray of Stanton to claim the consolation championship at 130 pounds in girls action at the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha. (Photo by Michael Carnes)

Schultz reaches finals, Bolles settles for third

OMAHA -- For the first time in four years, Wayne has a state wrestling finalist. Garrett Schultz got a takedown on the edge of the mat in the final seconds of overtime Friday night to win an …

Action continues at NSAA State Wrestling

Consolation matches and semifinals began today at the CHI Health Center in Omaha.  Grant Mass, in the 165 division, lost in first round consolations. Alex Frank, in the 144-pound division, …

Bolles makes semifinals at state wrestling

It was an up-and-down afternoon for the two Wayne High girls competing in the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha. Essynce Owens-Webb had fourth-ranked Carlie McKibbin down 4-0 in …
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AGRICULTURE

It’s National 4-H week y’all!!!

It’s that time of year when we celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to new opportunities.   Let me share a little bit about the 4-H program and I want to invite you to contact …

4-H is available in the classroom

By Julie Schultz, Wayne County and   Tayler Wickham, Washington County     4-H provides youth with the opportunity to learn by doing; but that opportunity is not only …

Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day coming soon

Area residents are being reminded of the Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory to be held on Thursday, Aug. 10. The event will be held at the …
Obituaries
Donald L. Wennekamp
Donald L. Wennekamp, 90, died at midnight Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024   in Wayne. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4 at St. John's Catholic Church in Pender. The service will be …
Nancy C. Niemann
Nancy C. Niemann,   85, of   Wayne formerly of Winside, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at   Wayne Countryview Care. Services are planned for a later date. There is   no …
Gary Lee Blecke
Gary Lee Blecke, 83, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in California, Missouri.   A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 2 at The Factory at Potato Chip, 27479 Old Swiss Road, …
Ellie Mae Rees
Ellie Mae Rees, 86, of Concord, died Tuesday, Feb.20, 2024 at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m.   Monday, Feb. 26 at the Evangelical Free Church in Concord with the Rev. Todd …
Delores Alma Wobig
Delores Alma Wobig, 94, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.   Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove. Memorials may be made to …
Lifestyle

Love is in the air?

February is finally here, after what seems like a never-ending January.  Many of us are looking forward to Valentine’s Day as we think about people or things we love. Have you ever …

Volunteer opportunities available through 4-H

The American volunteer rates are amongst the highest in the world.   It’s true that fire departments, libraries, museums, schools, and many other organizations could not function without …

New year, new opportunities available through 4-H

​Happy New Year and 2024! I hope your new year is off to a great start, other than the cold temperatures and snow. It is one of our favorite times of year at Nebraska Extension in Wayne …

Vitamin D – More important than we thought

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” has been recognized for decades as an essential partner with calcium in promoting bone health. Only 10-15% of the calcium that we ingest is absorbed …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: March 10, 1983
From the March 10, 1983 edition of The Wayne Herald Allen welding team wins competition Several students from the vocational agriculture class at Allen High School took part in the District 3 …
Memory Lane: Feb. 12, 2004
From the February 12, 2004 edition of The Wayne Herald  Mrsny takes proactive approach in job Jason Mrsny of Wayne, is the crime prevention officer at Wayne State College. He graduated …
Memory Lane: Feb. 11, 1974
From the February 11, 1974 edition of The Wayne Herald Give him a few more years It will be quite a while before two year old Matt Peterson will be able to wrestle in high school …
Memory Lane: Feb. 9, 1984
From the February 9, 1984 edition of The Wayne Herald  Presidential birthday Miranda Glassmeyer holds a special card she received on her seventh birthday. Miranda, who has the same …
Memory Lane: Feb. 8, 1994
From the February 8, 1994 edition of The Wayne Herald  'Unsung Hero' declines the recognition Nursing homes and neighbors are the beneficiaries of good deeds by this month's Unsung …
Memory Lane: Feb. 7, 1974
From the February 7, 1974 edition of The Wayne Herald National Caliber National Appaloosa Queen Mary Walsh is spending several days visiting relatives in Wayne before heading for Omaha …